So when I got my Mini a few months ago Lulzbot was recommending HIPS as the filament of choice. I also bought a roll of ABS and a roll of PLA. The ABS was fine but the PLA always gave me bed leveling issues so it kind of turned me off of it initially.
As I’ve researched, learned, experimented with different filaments I seem to always get the most satisfaction from my HIPS prints. I’m use the eSUN brand and always set the filament size to 3.00mm. Right now I’m building the 3D scanner from Thingiverse and doing it all in a black/silver/orange HIPS combo. I’m even printing the 2020 Misumi extrusion in black, 240mm long (on my TAZ 6) and it looks great!
Yet, everything I read about filaments only ever classifies it as the dissolvable support material for ABS prints and not intended as a primary material. Seems to have several qualities in line with ABS except I think it is more brittle and would break before ABS would under the same stress.
Anyway, just curious who else uses HIPS as a primary printing material. There’s enough of it for sale on Amazon in many colors so there must be other folks!